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- Irish bookmakers to follow new industry rules and safer betting standards
- Will sports betting in Arizona be blocked by tribe lawsuit?
- MLB is heading into season’s final stretch. Time to check Power Rankings!
- NBA proposes stricter COVID-19 rules for unvaccinated players
- Can sports offer comfort in times of the pandemic?
Irish bookmakers to follow new industry rules and safer betting standards
Bookmakers in Ireland have agreed to a new code of conduct brought by a new ‘Code of Practice on Safer Gambling’. The new rules include industry-wide ban on credit card transactions.
“We recognise that there is a need for the industry to continue to develop the highest of standards for safer gambling. We believe in particular that the credit card ban and the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advertising restrictions are significant steps on that path.” said Sharon Byrne, chairperson of the Irish Bookmakers Association. Read more
Will sports betting in Arizona be blocked by tribe lawsuit?
The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe has sued the state of Arizona claiming that the new sports betting law is unconstitutional.
The suit filed by the tribe asks the court to prevent the Department of Gaming from issuing sportsbook licenses and allowing betting.
The launch of legal sports betting in Arizona has been planned for September 9. Read more
MLB is heading into season’s final stretch. Time to check Power Rankings!
It’s just one month left in the 2021 season of the Major League Baseball, which is a great moment to take a look at how things stand for different teams.
San Francisco Giants, who’ve had a winning percentage of .600 or better each month this year, are certainly the leaders of the pack. Could anybody catch them? Let’s check out what ESPN’s eight-voter expert panel decided based on what they have learned over the course of the 2021 season so far. Read more
NBA proposes stricter COVID-19 rules for unvaccinated players
Unvaccinated NBA players for the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors could be forced to miss home games this season under local COVID-19 rules, according to the NBA latest memo.
Unvaccinated players will have lockers “as far away as possible” from vaccinated teammates and will be separated from their teammates during team meals and on flights/team buses. Read more
Can sports offer comfort in times of the pandemic?
The state of sports is often said to reflect the state of a society at large. Has it been true in regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
Politicians, scientists, and average citizens have examined the COVID-19 crisis through the lens of politics and health; examining it through the lens of sports offers new insights into the role of sports in society during a crisis. Read more
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